Shipping notes No. 143 (January/ February).

In port – Yelland Quay.

Arklow Resolve – built 2004: flag Rotterdam; owners Dutch; crew Russian; from Glensanda to Avonmouth; arrived 13/1, sailed 15/1; discharged 4,700 tons chippings (this was the largest cargo ever discharged or loaded in the Taw/ Torridge estuaries).

Welsh Piper, 9/2.

Bideford Quay.

None since last edition.

Shipping at Appledore

Arco Dart , 29/1 and 30/1.

Bristol Channel Observations.

13.1 at 13.35 the tanker Stolt Sandpiper , owners Stolt Nielsen BV Rotterdam, outward from Barry (having sailed at 08.45).

14.1 at 10.30 vehicle carrier Baltic Breeze, 12,466 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 05.17.

15.1 at 11.20 vehicle carrier Grande Benelux, 12,940 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

20.1 at 08.00 cargo vessel Schillplate, 3,176 tons d.w owners Schillplate Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth (having sailed at 04.14). At 08.05 bulk carrier Aasheim , 5,826 tons d.w., owners Aasen Shipping AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth..

21.1 at 09.01 cargo vessel Victoria C, 5,000 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd Cowes IOW, inward bound for Sharpness.

28.1 at 08.00 cargo vessel Scot Mariner, 3,300 tons d.w., owners Scotline Ltd UK, inward bound for Newport. At 10.46 cargo vessel Sea Kestrel, 2,225 tons d.w., owners Northern Coasters Grimsby, inward bound for Swansea. At 10.52 bulk carrier Strategic Encounter, 33,000 tons d.w., owners SC Encounter Pte Ltd Singapore, inward bound for Avonmouth .

29.1 at 10.01 vehicle carrier Paganella, 11,434 tons d.w., owners Paganella GMBH & Co.Ltd, inward bound for Portbury. At17.52 bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,967 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries U.K. Ltd, inward bound for Portbury.

1.2 at 10.43 vehicle carrier NOCC Atlantic, 22,500 tons d.w., owners Norwegian Car Carriers ASA Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.12 cargo vessel Arklow Brave, 8,660 tons d.w., owners Glenthorne Shipping Arklow Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 12.28 vehicle carrier Autoprogress, 4,442 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

5.2 at 11.50 vehicle carrier California Highway, 18,664 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen KK Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

7.2 at 08.00 vehicle carrier Glovis Conductor, 17,709 tons d.w., owners STL Conductor Singapore, inward bound for Portbury (also seen again outward bound from Portbury having sailed on 8.2 at 04.37).

8.2 at 08.00 vehicle carrier Goliath Leader, 12,098 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carriers Ltd Israel (in the colours of Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan), outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 03.31. At 09.14 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,200 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.50 vehicle carrier Autoprogress, 4,442 tons d.w. owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

Readers may have noticed many other vehicle carriers inward and outward bound – I think between 10 to 12 vessels which showed on my computer’s AIS but was unable to see due to misty conditions.

Regards

Norman.

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One Response to Shipping notes No. 143 (January/ February).

  1. Mike Davies says:

    Hi Norman

    You might find the Bristol Channel Shipping Facebook page interesting for shipping movement. If you would like to send a request I will accept you

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